John 12 - The Hour Has Come to Rise

April 22, 2017

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20 Now eamong those who went up to worship at the feast were some fGreeks. 21 Sothese came to gPhilip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, Sir, we wish tosee Jesus. 22 Philip went and told hAndrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.23 And Jesus answered them, iThe hour has come jfor the Son of Man to be glorified.24 Truly, truly, I say to you, kunless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, itremains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 lWhoever loves his life loses it, andmwhoever nhates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me,he must ofollow me; and pwhere I am, there will my servant be also. qIf anyone serves me,rthe Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

27 sNow is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, tsave me from uthis hour?But vfor this purpose I have come to uthis hour. 28 Father, glorify your name. Then wavoice came from heaven: I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again. 29 The crowd thatstood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, xAn angel has spoken tohim. 30 Jesus answered, yThis voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 zNow is thejudgment of this world; now will athe ruler of this world bbe cast out. 32 And I, cwhen Iam lifted up from the earth, dwill draw eall people to myself. 33 He said this fto show bywhat kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, We have heardfrom the Law that gthe Christ remains forever. How can you say that hthe Son of Manmust be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man? 35 So Jesus said to them, iThe light is amongyou jfor a little while longer. kWalk while you have the light, lest darkness lovertake you.mThe one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you havethe light, believe in the light, that you may become nsons of light.

The Unbelief of the People

When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Thoughhe had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 oso that theword spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

pLord, who has believed what he heard from us,

and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

39 Therefore they qcould not believe. For again Isaiah said,

40  rHe has blinded their eyes

and shardened their heart,

lest they see with their eyes,

and understand with their heart, and turn,

and I would heal them.

41 Isaiah said these things because the saw his glory and uspoke of him. 42 Nevertheless,vmany even of the authorities believed in him, but wfor fear of the Pharisees they did notxconfess it, so that they would not be xput out of the synagogue; 43 yfor they loved theglory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

Jesus Came to Save the World

44 And Jesus cried out and said, zWhoever believes in me, believes not in me but ainhim who sent me. 45 And bwhoever csees me sees him who sent me. 46 dI have come intothe world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyoneehears my words and does not keep them, fI do not judge him; for gI did not come to judgethe world but to save the world. 48 hThe one who rejects me and does not receive mywords has a judge; ithe word that I have spoken will judge him jon the last day. 49 For kIhave not spoken on my own authority, but the Father lwho sent me has himself given mema commandmentwhat to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandmentis eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.

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